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SPAB Events, Courses and Seminars - 2017


Repair of Old Buildings Course: An Introduction to the SPAB Conservation Approach

9-13 October 2017
St Andrew Holborn, London, EC4A 3AB

DEPOSIT: £300. Please note that £150 of this is non-refundable. The remaining £150 becomes non-refundable on 14 August 2017. The balance of £505 will be due by 11 September 2017

FULL FEE: £805

This popular short course has been presented by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings since the 1950s.
Run over five days, this course delivers AN INTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF LECTURES AND SITE VISITS to building repair projects.

Presented by leading building conservation professionals, the Repair Course considers British and international approaches to the conservation of old buildings. The SPAB philosophy of repair and maintenance - established by William Morris in 1877 - underpins the course programme of case studies, presentations and site visits.

Hard hats and high visibility vests will be provided for the site visits; delegates will need to be prepared with their own steel toe-capped footwear and suitable clothing for being on site (and for the possibility of wet weather).
Please note: there may be scaffolding to climb on some sites; let us know if you have any special access requirements.

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Repair of Slate Roofs, The Great Pagoda at Kew

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 09.30-16.30
Kew Palace, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Surrey TW9 3AE
£195 pp

The SPAB and Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to announce this NEW one day masterclass on the repair of slate roofs. Using the current repair work to the roof of the Pagoda at Kew as a case study, we will explore the common causes of failure, discuss repair techniques, and consider detailing and rainwater goods. The day will include a mixture of lectures, scaffold tours, and hands-on work from experts in the project team.

Topics that will be covered during the masterclass are:
- Repairing historic roofs: principles and approach
- Slate roofs: materials, common defects and repair methods
- Overview of the Pagoda project
- Scaffold tour of Pagoda
- Hands-on session

Book online or by downloading a booking form, which you can do by clicking here.

If you have any questions about any of the Society's courses, please contact the Education and Training Team on 020 7456 0915 or